The world with all the modern discoveries
- The world with all the modern discoveries
Recent international conflicts and voyages by Captain Cook and others made the study of geography exciting at the time this map was made. Elaborate embroidered maps such as the English example displayed here, were executed by wealthy girls in formal academic settings using costly materials such as satin and silk. Such projects were designed to combine instruction in both geography and needlework, as sewing skills were essential for the production of clothing and monogramming linens at the time. The decorative map shown here depicts the world on a double hemisphere, and would have been proudly displayed on a wall.
- Private Collection
- Collection (local):
- 1 manuscript map : embroidery on satin ; 2 hemispheres each 22 cm in diameter, on sheet 47 x 66 cm
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Scale approximately 1:120,000,000 at equator
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "Back to School: Geography in the Classroom" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2014-2015.